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Support Groups, Workshops, and Classes (Online & Traditional)

Support groups offer a safe space for survivors to talk to people with similar experiences of sexual violence, supporting and encouraging each other.  Support groups extend to survivors the opportunity to understand that they are not alone in the journey and that there are others who have had similar experiences.  In connection with others, survivors can find expression for their feelings, encounter new methods for experiencing empowerment, and gain fresh perspectives for how God can heal the broken hearted.

Course: Survivor Resources
Book: Support Groups, Workshops, and Classes (Online & Traditional)
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Date: Friday, 12 July 2024, 2:54 PM

1. A New Perspective (Bowie, MD)

Imani Consulting presents A New Perspective

This is a focused therapeutic group, geared for survivors of trauma, to enhance your growth, through connectedness, validation, change and empowerment. This group is facilitated by professionals who understand the challenges associated with personal emotional healing. Participants will participate in weekly meetings where group members will learn about the impact of trauma and skills to help release the hold trauma has on their life. The group will focus on developing appropriate skills to overcome the challenges of trauma through the support of a clinical therapist and the group members. Insurance is accepted.

Group Meets Every Wednesday, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Imani Counseling and Consulting
Ms. Karen Allen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
4329 Northview Drive
Bowie, Maryland 20716
Phone:  (301) 850-1541

2. Adult Survivors of Child Abuse - Raleigh

Peer Suppor group, led by volunteer fellow child abuse survivors. Twice-monthly meetings that follow the 21 step ASCA recovery program. (Anonymous- only first names used; donations optional)

Free printed 21 step ASCA Survivor to Thriver workbook.  Private Facebook Group and other web-based resources.



Meetup Website:

3. Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Group (High Point)

I invite you to join up to meet and gather support from fellow survivors and learn from each other. This group has an interactive focus with some guidance from a facilitator. Meets Thursdays 7 - 8.30 pm

Cost up to $20



4. Anxiety Disorders Counseling Group (Greensboro)

Counseling group for adults with panic disorders, phobias, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Health insurance accepted. Meets Wednesdays 1.30 - 2.30 pm. Cost $20 - $40 

Office:  336-289-9923


5. Circle of Sisters (Raleigh)

Participants in the Circle of Sisters Support Group have the opportunity to discuss how sexual violence and historical trauma have impacted their lives in a supportive healing space. This group is open to women who identify as Black or African-American and will be facilitated by African-American, female-identified facilitators.   The support group is hosted by the Orange County Rape Crisis Center.  

If you would like to learn more about our support groups and self-care workshops or register for an upcoming event, please contact our helpline at 919-967-7273 or contact us at


6. Crisis Response Ctn (Durham)

FREE adult survivors of childhood abuse support group.  Call 919-403-9425 for group details.

Hotline: 919-403-6562

Office: 919-403-9425



7. Family Abuse Services (Burlington)

This organization offers weekly support groups on Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.   For information related to the group, call 336-226-5982.

24-Hour Hotline:  336-226-5985



8. Family Crisis Center (Archdale, NC)

The Family Crisis Center of Archdale provides support groups for victims of domestic violence and sexual violence. 

24-Hour Hotline: 336-629-4159

Office Phone: 336-434-5579


9. Healing Hearts Group (Charlotte)

Join together with other women in Charlotte for this biblically-based, professionally led, confidential group for women to receive support to wrestle with the difficult realities of childhood harm. Meets Thursdays.

Office Phone: 704-237-3273 



10. Healing Support

Healing Support

This support group offers sanctuary for female survivors of sexual abuse. Attention is paid to building a safe, structured experience to minimize re-traumatization and promote individual healing along with group support.

Session Cost: $100

Phone: 610-810-1572

11. (Online) provides access to a variety of forums aimed to support survivors of childhood sexual abuse.  As of the time of this writing, they provide 7 main forums which include:

  • General Discussion
  • Survivors
  • Breaking the Cycle
  • Addictions, Self-Harm and Unhealthy Coping Strategies
  • Family, Friends and Relationships
  • Lighthearted and Off Topic
  • Creative Corner and Art Gallery

In addition to these main forums, they offer numerous sub-forums to members:

  • Our Stories
    The stories of who we are and of our lives
  • Survivors of Incest and Sexual Abuse
    Discussion area specifically for childhood sexual abuse survivors
  • Survivors of Ritualized Abuse
    Discussion area for survivors whose child abuse was organized, repetitive, secretive, ritualized and/or torture based. Some topics include healing from the abuse caused by cults, religious or spiritual groups, torture-based systematic abuse, mind control, pornography rings, sex trafficking and child prostitution
  • Survivors with Dissociative Disorders or PTSD
    Discussion area for survivors who live daily with PTSD or a Dissociative Disorder.  Opportunities to discuss how these conditions impact their lives as well as being a place to gain support, share experiences and offer ideas for managing the symptoms and difficulties that arise. Some topics of discussion include: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD), Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), Dissociative Amnesia (DA), Dissociative Disorder not otherwise specified (DDNOS), Depersonalization and Derealization Disorder
  • Male Survivors of Child Abuse, Incest, and Sexual Abuse
    A discussion and support area for male survivors of all types of child abuse
  • Present Day Contact with Past Abusers/Enablers
    Discussion area for issues that arise when contact from abusers or enablers is made. It also is a place to write letters to abusers/enablers
  • Survivors Living/Having a Relationship With Their Abusers
    Discussion area for those who choose to remain in contact or are still living with their abusers/enablers. This is an area where discussions can be held free from any pressures to change your circumstances
  • Survivors with Addictions, Dependence or Compulsions
    A forum for adult child abuse survivors dealing with unhealthy behavior patterns, trapped in an addictive cycle or struggling to break free from compulsive coping methods. Difficulties and healing regarding self-harm, substance abuse, eating disorders, OCD, hoarding, gambling and other similar behaviours can be discussed here
  • Relationships
    Discussion area for processing intimacy and relationship difficulties and sharing healing experiences
  • Parenting Trials and Tribulations
    Discussion area for all parents/carers to share difficulties and achievements which may arise while dealing with their own healing

Click to access the website and Forum Registration Page

12. Orange County Rape Crisis Ctn (Raleigh)

Support groups meeting weekly for 8-12 weeks call 866-935-4783 for group details. We support and provide services for all forms of sexual violence past or present in English and Spanish

Office Phone:  919-968-4647



13. Recovery Group of Western North Carolina

Meets the second Monday of each month at 4pm. We go for waterfall walks, journal together and talk.

For further information and our location write to Kiesa Kay at This group is confidential

14. Roanoke - Chowan SAFE (Ahoskie)

This organization, located in Ahoskie, NC offers support groups for survivors of childhood sexual abuse.  All services offered are free of charge.

24-Hour Hotline:  1-800-669-1933

Office Phone:  252-332-1933


15. Sexual Abuse/Assault Treatment Group (Silver Spring)

Sexual Abuse/Assault Treatment Group

Overcome your suffering from the trauma of sexual abuse or sexual assault in a group format, which can be supplemented with individual treatment as needed. This group utilizes a very effective holistic approach to healing combined with group support in a small group format, with a focus on the emotions currently being experienced as a result of that violation. Group is 14 weekly sessions. Call to get your name on the list towards the formation of the next group. Time arranged with participants, evening or Saturday time likely.

Session Cost: $70

Phone:  301-979-7311

Positive Energy Transformations
8630 Fenton St
Suite 934-C
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

16. SIA Step Study Meeting

Survivors of Incest Anonymous is an organization which uses a twelve-step framework to deal with issues arising from abuse. SIA defines "incest" very broadly: anyone who has experienced any kind of sexual abuse as a child can join, basically. For more information on their definition of incest, check out

This is an open meeting, which means that anyone can attend. In order to post and to read many posts, you will have to create a livejournal account, come back to this page, and click the link near the top that says "join this community."

In order to speak in this meeting, you will have to join it and then go to the page to "update your journal" and type in whatever you want to say. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of that page and select "siastepstudy" next to "post to" - otherwise you will just be writing in your own Livejournal and nobody here will see it!

If you want only members of this meeting to be able to read what you share (as opposed to anyone who happens to see this page), be sure to select "Friends" (not "Public" or "Private" or "Custom") next to "Security" at the bottom of the page.


17. Survivors Anonymous Meetup - Greensboro

This private Meetup peer support group is for anyone healing from the trauma of childhood physical, sexual, verbal, emotional and / or mental abuse, or neglect. Please know you are not broken and you are not alone. 

This is not a 12 step program designed for those with addictions. This is specifically for adult survivors of child abuse. Meets Tuesdays 7pm -  9pm. This is a FREE support group.

Website:  www.SurvivorsAnonymousGroup.ORG or www.SurvivorsAnonymousGroup.COM


18. Survivor to Thriver Group - Charlotte

This is a women-only group for adult survivors of childhood sexual, emotional or physical abuse and childhood homes with chronic alcohol or other additions. The group is on going and offers a supportive and caring environment to those who understand as no one else can. Meets Thursdays at 6.15 - 7.30 pm Cost $50 - $60

Office Phone:  704-362-2618



19. Sword of Trauma Healing Course


Sword of Trauma Healing Course
From Angela Shelton

This is a 52-week course designed to address the needs of adult survivors of CSA.  There are links provided to purchase the associated workbook, but per the information on the site, it is not required to engage the series of videos

Visit the site by clicking here. 

20. Women's Trauma Group (Lanham)

Women's Trauma Group

A processing group for those impacted by sexual trauma and physical violence.

The best way to become a new patient with us to complete the New Patient Request Entry. We will respond before 9pm that day. 


You can also call or text 240-459-3074

Session Cost: $50

New Millennial Counseling & Consulting
Maya Foster, Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT
9332 Annapolis Road
Suite 210
Lanham, Maryland 20706

Phone: (240) 767-4240